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Las Vegas Massacre: Gunman kills 58

Las Vegas Massacre: Gunman kills 58

At least 58 people are dead after a gunman opened fire at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas – the deadliest mass shooting in US history. Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo said the death toll had increased while the number of people injured was at least 515. The gunman, Stephen Paddock, killed himself after […]

Marseille Knife Attack: Two passengers killed

Marseille Knife Attack: Two passengers killed

A man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ has stabbed two women to death with a butcher’s knife before being gunned down by soldiers in Marseille. One woman was repeatedly stabbed in the stomach before were throat ‘was slit’, while another woman was attacked from behind outside Saint Charles train station. Eyewitnesses of this afternoon’s attack told how […]

Chaos at airports worldwide as check-in systems crash

Chaos at airports worldwide as check-in systems crash

More than 100 airports around the world, including London’s Heathrow and Gatwick, Charles de Gaulle in Paris, Changi in Singapore and Washington DC’s Reagan, suffered major disruption on Thursday after their computer check-in systems crashed. The outage was reported when a programme, known as Altea and developed by a company called Amadeus, encountered problems. However, […]

BALI: 120000 people flee as volcano threatens to blow

BALI: 120000 people flee as volcano threatens to blow

More than 120,000 people have fled the area around Bali’s highest volcano amid fears it could erupt imminently. Hundreds of tremors are being recorded daily at Mount Agung, which is said to have entered a “critical phase”. Officials said around 122,500 people have been evacuated from the region and given shelter in temporary camps, sports […]

North Korean companies closed in China

North Korean companies closed in China

China has told North Korean companies operating in its territory to close down as it implements United Nations sanctions against the reclusive state. The companies will be shut by early January. Joint Chinese and North Korean ventures will also be forced to close. China, Pyongyang’s only major ally, has already banned textile trade and limited […]

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico without power

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico without power

The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria blew ashore in […]

Mexico quake: More than 200 people killed

Mexico quake: More than 200 people killed

Rescue workers are searching for survivors after a devastating earthquake hit central Mexico killing more than 220 people. The 7.1 magnitude quake brought down dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City, including a school, leaving many children dead. The prolonged tremor, which hit at 13:14 local time (18:14 GMT), is the deadliest to hit […]

Finland Knife Attack: Several people stabbed

Finland Knife Attack: Several people stabbed

Police in Finland say they have shot a man who reportedly stabbed several people in the south-western city of Turku. The man has been taken into custody after being shot in the leg, police say. The police have warned people to stay away from the city centre. The incident reportedly took place in the Puutori-Market […]

Massive manhunt for suspect in Spain

Massive manhunt for suspect in Spain

A massive manhunt is under way in Spain for the man suspected of killing 13 people and injuring scores on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas on Thursday. Spanish media named the man being sought as 18-year-old Moussa Oukabir. He is suspected of using his brother’s documents to rent the van that mowed down people on the famous […]

Barcelona Attack: 13 killed as van rams crowds 

Barcelona Attack: 13 killed as van rams crowds 

Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas area, Catalan police and local officials say. The rented vehicle sped along the pedestrian area that is popular with tourists, mowing down people and sending others fleeing for cover. Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said it was […]

Barcelona Attack: Five terror suspects killed

Barcelona Attack: Five terror suspects killed

Five suspected terrorists have been shot dead by Spanish police in the coastal town of Cambrils, south-west of Barcelona, after they drove into pedestrians as part of what appeared to be the country’s second terror attack in a day. Some of the suspects, who were travelling in an Audi A3, wore what appeared to be […]